I´ve just configured a windows server 2008 r2, but got a lot of problems on DNS role. Let me talk about the server configuration:
- name: fdserver
- IP address: 192.168.0.10
- I have a DNS zone called "fd.local". This is my domain and it´s working ok.
- I´ve created a zone called fdserver, and inside this zone a record (A) with "*" as a host. because this is a webserver, i´ve configured apache so if you enter something like "site.fdserver" it will point you to the "site" folder. This is working ok ONLY inside the server.
- This server is a DNS server too... and have 3 entries: 192.168.0.10 (his own IP), 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 (google public DNS).
Now start the problems...
Most of the computers on my network, CAN join the domain without problems. But just CAN'T ping "something.fdserver".
Now comes the strange thing... If I remove the twoo secondary entries on my DNS server (184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11), it obvious stop accessing websites (like microsoft.com), but now the computer CAN ping "something.fdserver".
I don´t know If I explained correctly... and my English is terrible... but inside the server is all working as it supposed to work. But in the workstation machines, it work only if I remove the secondary DNS!!
If you need any details, just ask! thanks!